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Our Team

'Teaching at the school of hope is sometimes chaotic but very gratifying. Our main challenge as teachers is to ensure every child falls in love with education and learning.'

Miss Bibi. Kindergarten Teacher.






Project Director, Sara Miller heads up our team in Guatemala of over sixty staff, with over 80% Guatemalan and 70% female staff. 

They are a vibrant, determined caring group of professionals who put the students at the heart of everything. View the latest videos and interviews with our staff in Guatemala.





The School of Hope Team

A team of 32 vibrant, creative and fiercely determined teachers, led by Kelsey Carlton, teaching 476 students.






Further Education Team

Led by Patty Castillo, this seven-strong team work tirelessly to support our Further Education students navigate the educational and personal challenges of high school, college and university. 






Nutrition, Healthcare and Social Support

Led by Social Support Director Aracely Chajon, our school nurse, clinical psychologist, team of cooks and support staff enable our students to be receptive to learning. 

Community Outreach in Guatemala

Headed by Fundraising and Administration Manager, Gabriela Morales, the outreach team keep student sponsors regularly updated, recruit new volunteers and also run our marketing and communications.  


UK Head Office

Our head office is based in Nottingham and is the hub for fundraising and administration in the UK, working closely with colleagues in Guatemala and our fundraising office in the US.

The small team is led by our Executive Director, Dave McKee and Foundation Manager, Boo Somers. The team manages fundraising, marketing, finance, events, volunteering and administration. We pride ourselves on keeping costs at a minimum and are extremely grateful to our partners such as Castlegate Capital and Distinction who offer their services pro-bono covering our office space, printing, IT and professional services. Thanks to them we are able to maximise our support in Guatemala.

If you'd like to talk to us about any aspect of our work, from volunteering to events, becoming a corporate partner to visiting your school, we'd love to hear from you. Simply email or call 0115 958 4876.

Our Board of Trustees

The UK has six voluntary serving trustees with one chair. They are re-elected every three years. The Board of Trustees monitors, risk, remuneration policies and financial activity. The Charity is constituted under a Trust Deed dated 2nd October 2017.